2016 Advent & 2017 Lenten Resources
It is our hope that the 2016 Advent/2017 Lenten Resources will help you to be able to provide your congregation with quality worship services to evangelize and disciple them into truly-devoted followers of Christ.
The program ideas and sermons in this series are only suggestions, and may not work in your appointment exactly as written. Although the sermons are provided as a resource, we do not recommend using them verbatim.
Scripts for dramatic sketches will need to be distributed to the actors in advance, so that they will feel comfortable with it. If they can memorize the lines, it would better.
The artwork in the graphics files have been included so that you can use them for: program covers, posters, promotional materials, PowerPoint presentations, etc.
Be sure to share these resources with the appropriate leaders/local officers in your appointment, so that they will be able to catch the “big idea” each week and carry it through in their programs and plans.
Feel free to manipulate the files to meet the needs of your congregation. You can add to the program, rearrange it, or remove some items—you decide!
Advent 2016: “The Journey… Walking the Road to Bethlehem”
Follow the footsteps of Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, and others,
gaining insight into our own journeys with Christ.
The Journey resources include (click to download individual resources, or download them all below):
- (5) Worship Services with Advent Wreath Readings, Dramas and Sermons
- Family Advent Calendar (.pub format)
- Family Advent Devotions
- (5) Jr. Church Programs: [Week 1] [Week 2] [Week 3] [Week 4] [Week 5]
- (2) Youth Christmas Programs
- Community Care Ministries: Nursing home visitation program
- Graphics for PowerPoint
Advent 2016 Worship Series
|11/27/2016||Week 1||Mary of Nazareth||Luke 1:26-38|
|12/04/2016||Week 2||Joseph of Bethlehem||Matthew 1:18-24|
|12/11/2016||Week 3||Mary’s Visit to Elizabeth||Luke 1:39-45|
|12/18/2016||Week 4||From Nazareth to Bethlehem||Luke 2:1-7|
|12/25/2016||Christmas Day||The Manger||Luke 2:8-20|
Much of the Advent series is taken from Adam Hamilton’s book, The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem, 2011, Abingdon Press.
Journey to the Cross
This journey, walking in the footsteps of Jesus, will deepen our understanding
of Jesus’ life, while at the same time deepening our faith in him and our love for him.
Journey to the Cross resources include (click to download individual resources, or download them all below):
- (5) Lenten Worship Services with Dramas & Sermons
- Palm Sunday, Easter ‘SonRise’ and Easter Worship Services with Dramas & Sermons
- Good Friday Service with Dramatic Monologues and Sermon
- Weekly Small Group Discussion Questions
Lent 2017 Worship Series
|3/05/2017||Week 1||Planning for the Journey||Isaiah 25:1; John 1:1-2|
|3/12/2017||Week 2||The Journey Begins||Luke 2:16-18; 4:14-15|
|3/19/2017||Week 3||People along the Way||Matthew 8:5-8; 15:21-28|
|3/26/2017||Week 4||Places along the Path||John 6:1-15, 47-51|
|4/02/2017||Week 5||Persistence in the Journey||Mark 6:1-6|
|4/09/2017||Palm Sunday||The Purpose of the Journey||Mark 11:1-10; Psalm 118:25-26|
|4/14/2017||Good Friday||Final Words from the Cross||Mark, Luke, John|
|4/16/2017||Easter SonRise||Surprise in the Journey||Luke 24|
|Christ the Victor||John 20|
Much of the Lent series is taken from: Journey to the Cross, by CTA, Inc., and Kendal Haug and Will Walker’s book, Journey to the Cross: Readings & Devotions for Lent, 2013, Providence Church.
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2016 Advent & 2017 Lenten Resources
Published by the Evangelism & Corps Growth Department of The Salvation Army – USA Central Territory. September 2016.
Thanks to the folks in the Central Territory for providing us with these resources to share!